We all have fond memories of summer holiday camping, relaxing at our favourite camping spot. We’ve done a poll around the Ledlenser offices and come up with what we think are some of New Zealand’s best camping spots.

Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park

Situated at the base of Tauranga’s famous Mount Maunganui, the main street is just minutes away if relaxed shopping is your thing. If lounging on the beach is more your scene the campground borders the main beach where you’re met with golden sandy beaches and crystal-clear water. Climb Mount Maunganui for 360-degree views of the city and coastline.


Te Araroa Holiday Park, East Cape

This is a classic Kiwi camping ground surrounded by trees, gardens and a freshwater stream. Te Araroa Holiday Park is located right between Opotiki in the eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, making it a great spot to catch a glimpse of the majestic sunrise the East Cape is so famous for. Facilities are basic but functional, offering everything you need for a peaceful camping trip.


Pelorus Bridge Campsite, Picton

Camp on the banks of the Te Hoiere/Pelorus River amongst towering Kahikatea, Beech and Rimu trees. Walk, swim, fish, kayak and relax. The DOC campsite is fully serviced with new kitchen and bathroom facilities.  There are campsites on either side of the river – a powered and a non-powered site and a café/shop at the entrance.


Tauranga Bay Holiday Park, Whangaroa

One of the few places left in New Zealand where you can actually camp right on the beach, Tauranga Bay Holiday Park is a must-visit for Kiwis and tourists alike. Choose from powered sites or go back to basics without. Priding itself as a ‘true kiwi beach holiday’ the way it used to be, you won’t miss the traffic noise or high-rise buildings of city life. Here, it will be just you and your companions enjoying the serene beach that awaits.


Queenstown Lake View Holiday Park

Ideal for relaxing after a bungee jump, a tramp in the mountains, sky diving or jet boating. This campsite offers more than 100 sites with and without electricity. Only a 400 metre walk from the Queenstown town centre, the mall and iconic attractions including The Skyline Gondola and Luge.


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